"SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday setting a two-year moratorium on closing state parks in the wake of a scandal in which some parks officials hid surplus funds while facilities were threatened with being shuttered."
"The legislation by Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) was in response to the discovery in July that some parks officials had concealed about $54 million in unspent funds even as the governor was proposing to close 70 parks because of a budget shortfall.
'Rogue bureaucrats lied to all of us,' Blumenfield said Tuesday. 'The governor acted swiftly and appropriately to remove them. Now, after signing this bill, we can move forward.'"